yesterday I defined open hand – and it means showing power, direction
How are Jesus hands open that he can satisfy every living thing?
His hands were open on the cross.
all my desires are fulfilled by His open hands (of power and direction) on the cross
His hands are still open
doesn’t this put a different perspective on what my desires are?
all of you who revere (fear) Him
God will satisfy your desires (verse 19)
how many times have we misquoted this verse.
God will give ME the desires of my heart..
I want shoes, I want a job, I want, I want..
do you notice that there is a condition attached to this promise?
we forget that most of the 3000 promises like this one are contingent on our action
When I live a life that reveres Him, then he will satisfy your desire
the greatest desire in me should be, to be like Him !
revere: to show devoted deferential honor to : regard as worthy of great honor
are we showing devoted honor to Him
are we regarding Him as worthy
do we treat Him with great honor
It is only by His open hand that I can now fear and love God
His open hand made the way for me to revere, honor and see His majesty and worth, and as I see Him in this place…my desires become all about him.